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Informations about the FASTQ filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .fastq filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .fastq file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

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.fastq - FASTQ Sequence

The FASTQ file is a Data file, which is connected to the FASTQ Sequence according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the FASTQ Sequence (.fastq) files can be opened or converted with the help of MAQ.

Format description:
FASTQ format
Magic string:
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Related links:
Related extensions:
NWChem Input File
Disney BRDF File
SuperCalc Macro
Microsoft Money 2001 Backup Data
VTK XML Structured Grid Data
File Investigator Internal Database

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .fastq file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .fastq extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .fastq files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .fastq file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .fastq file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .fastq file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .fastq file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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